A lightning strike sparked a house fire on South Lakeside Oaks Dr. Thursday night.Several crews from the St. George Fire Department responded to the fire Thursday evening.We're told people were in theMore >>
A lightning strike sparked a house fire Thursday. It happened on South Lakeside Oaks Drive in Baton Rouge.More >>
Friday, May 3 2013 10:17 AM EDT2013-05-03 14:17:02 GMT
An Amber Alert has been issued for two girls missing from Llano, Texas. 15-year-old Misty Sloan and 13-year-old Savannah Sloan are missing from Kingsland, a suburb of Llano. The suspect in the disappearanceMore >>
15-year-old Misty Sloan and 13-year-old Savannah Sloan are missing from Kingsland, a suburb of Llano.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:40:36 GMT
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.Margie Hamm, 34, was arrested and charged with homicide by child abuse, according to the Columbia Police Department.PoliceMore >>
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:34 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:34:54 GMT
Maybe he was up too late partying. Or maybe the 75-year-old actor woke up a bit too early. Whatever it was, Morgan Freeman dozed off during an interview.More >>
Maybe he was up too late partying. Or maybe the 75-year-old actor woke up a bit too early. Whatever it was, Morgan Freeman dozed off during an interview. More >>
I read that this is the first measureable snow since 1988, but there was snow on the ground New Year's Day 2001.
I think that actually was New Year's Day, 2002 ... LSU vs. Illinois in the Sugar Bowl and the I-10 was closed.
And another quirk for south Louisiana is that snow accumulations are so rare and so spotty (like a summer hailstorm) that it is VERY likely that one or two events are not included in the "official" record. For most, Metro Airport is the "official" record ... which prompts the question: WHY Metro AP? Who lives at the AP?
What is the weather service protocol for measuring snow? Perhaps since that was an early morning snow, it wasn't to be measured until later when it had melted.
... there are a couple of "new" problems in terms of reporting snow for BR. The BIGGEST problem is that there is no longer an "official" observation site that makes the measurements. Since the "full automation" of weather obs at Metro Airport, we no longer get snow measurements from that site because there is no "automated" snow recording/reporting device. All we get from Metro AP now is "liquid equivalent" ... and that cannot be "back-converted" to snow.
The NWS method for measuring snow (officially) is through use of a "snow board and snow stick" ... and I believe that we can find such a tool just up the road a piece ... like in Memphis! In my 20+ years of working with the NWS I have never seen an "official" snow board site anywhere in the state. I suspect there may be one or two in North LA, but any that exist "down south" are homemade for sure!
Got to admit . . . snow is NOT one of my specialties, but I believe that the method for proper recording is to measure added accumulations over 6 hours. And yes, this would tend to give you a "higher" snow total than just one measurement at the end of a 24-hour period ... especially in a "warm" climate where melt, evap and compression would become factors even within a 24-hour window.